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Cadbury World (Birmingham)
Member Name: katyc
Cadbury World (Birmingham)
Advantages: very interesting
I am the Queen of Savvy shopping and so having saved enough Tesco Vouchers we redeemed these for vouchers to cadburys world.
What is Cadbury World ?
Cadbury world is a tour of part of the cadbury factory and also a history of the famous Cadbury Chocolate.
Booking is essential and can be done via there website www.cadburyworld.co.uk or over the phone if like me you have Tesco vouchers you can only book over the phone but this is still very easy and efficiant.
Cadbury orld is not cheap costing £14.75 per Adult and children 4-15 are £10.75 seniors and students are £11.10 however a family ticketof 4 brings the price to £11.25 and a family of five the price becomes £10.60.
However if you are paying with club card vouchers you cannot buy a family ticket you have to pay individually which I feel is unfair as you also cannot book online and take advantage of the 5% discount.
Like all good establishments Cadbury world has a cafe and the food looked good and was reasonably priced, however in my opinion the drinks were very expensive costing £3.95 for a Hot chocolate and my daft hubby got 4 bearing in mind my neice and youngest daughter are 3 &4 yes you guessed it they ate the cream of the top and then he drank all three and I am pleased to report the toilets are plentiful!
the cafe is also very clean.
Getting there and Parking:
We found that the website has good directions and also gave a postcode for the Sat Nav and the journey was very easy and on arrival the parking was plentiful and free.
What is there to do?
Alonside your tour there is also a big adventure playground, the bournville experiance, and Essence as well as at weekends family shows.
This is a history of how the factory came to be at bournville and also has an old shop with differant packaging you can design yout own packaging for dairy milk and flake which is then displayed in the shop window this is really good exhibition with plenty to keep the children interested.
well yes its a good one the children liked it and there is a seperate section for the little ones.
This was a half hour show and we went twice it really was suberb a very funny magician and ventriliquest kept the parents laughing too.
This tells the story of dairy milk and was again well thought out to keep the children entertained too it starts as a modern employee telling the story when the pictures of the original inventors come to life and then you see the " ghosts" making dairy milk and finally you get to pick a filling and liquid dairy milk is poured over the top jelly babies and choclate is very yummy but sickly!!
we enterred into the tour and we recieved a curly wurly and crunchie each and were offerd to buy the cloth bag at £2.00 to put our chocolate freebies in well do not bother as you get three free bars which fit easily into a pocket of small freezer bag!
The tour is excellant informative and fun the story of cocoa bean harvest is very good and is interactive which kept the little ones amused as they enjoyed being shaken the a bean! you also get to see how chocolates are made and see them being decorated and write with chocolate,
There is also advertising avenue amazing at only 35 how many differant adverts you remember and packaging made me feel very old and nostalig for that cute little boy who told us a finger of fudge is just enough!
We also had our photo taken popping out of an easter egg and a photo with a giant coco bean and also the flake bath I felt the cost of these was very reasonable at only £7 for the first picture and then £4.00 per picture after that and this included differant images.
you can also catch bubbles , fling a cream egg, make your own advert , take a chocolate quiz (I was surprising good!)
The only thing we didnt do was ride the cadbara car as there was a 40 minute wait which we thought was just too long for the little ones at that point.
The tour brings you out into the shop and naturally you feel the need to by something we opted for the coco beans as thesea re something you do not get in the shops all the prices were reasonable although there is not a lot of only available at the shop products which in my opinion is a pity.
We all had a really good time not marred by the youngest feeling poorly and all took something differant from the day I was very interested in the history, hubby throughly enjoyed the adverts and and the girls liked a bit of everything and indeed the youngest took about an hour telling her Auntie all about it and my neice still thinks she went to a shop!
We all enjoyed ourselves we would not go two hours before the tour as really only need an hour to explore essence and bournville experiance and if we go again then we would also walk around bournville.
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